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Born for Us (Christmas Eve message)

. 1 min read

Isaiah 9:6  For a child has been born for us, a son given
to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Luke 2:11  to you is born this day in the city of David a
Savior, who is the Messiah, the Lord.
Moses: “he was a fine baby”
(Exodus 2.2)
      Child
with disabilities, “born to us”, parents: “she’s perfect”
      “Just
Perfect” JP
      Robin’s
cousins, dressing their babies in Steelers jerseys
      Represent
their loyalties, and their hopes
He is named Wonderful Counselor,
Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9.6)
      Represent
our loyalty – to God’s kingdom (peace, justice)
      Represent
our hope – salvation “a Savior, who is …”
“To you is born”
      Birth
announcement language
      But
the shepherds were NOT the parents …
            Paternity
test? Child support?
      Will
we claim this child as OURS?
            Our
loyalty, our hope

            Our
perfect one, our savior